January 17th, 2008

Lame Emo Post

Boy, if you want to get your shrink to start writing a lot of stuff in her notebook, start talking about how much you like Bosch and The Garden of Earthly Delights.

After that part of the session we started talking about dreams and stuff and in particular the recurring dream I have where I'm back in my old journalism office but for some reason don't know what my job is.

I think that what the dream is getting at is that I don't know what my role is anymore, but I know I'm changing. For 10 years I was "A Reporter." Then I was "A Husband." Then I was "An Ex Pat." Then I was "Crazy Divorced Guy." Then I was "Drunken Ex Pat Writer."

But with the help of time, a wonderful girlfriend, the right mixture of medication and a really, really good shrink I'm moving towards becoming something else. And, the thing is I don't know what that is.

I used to think my goal was to become the guy I was before my divorce again. Like, that the breakdown that followed and it's aftershocks were something I could just wash away, like blood off a wall.

Now I realize that I'll never be that guy again. But that doesn't mean I have to be crazy or a drunk or anything else either. I'll become something different that's a part of my total experiences.

And, slowly, but surely, I'm getting there.

Girl Power

According to a Reuters poll most Americans think Britney should be able to spend time with her kids a few times a week.

And a full 1 percent think she should have full custody.

Which, begs the question - what the fuck do you have to do to be female and white and rich and lose custody?

Would she have to be photographed doing coke off of her children's asses? Or hire Keith Richards to be their baby sitter?

I mean this woman is the female equivalent of Hunter S. Thompson, just without the sense of irony.

Seriously, I love Brit Brit. I really do.

But, I'm also in favor of keeping drugged up lunatics away from two year olds.

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In Case You Were Wondering....

Meridith Grey doesn't only look awful and crazy on Grey's Anatomy.

She also looks like an unattractive nut job at real life charity functions.

When looking at this picture, I'm imagining her thinking: "He asked me to swallow. Does that mean he loves me?"